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SERVICE | QUALITY | INTEGRITY | SUSTAINABILITY

+ COMMUNITY


+ OUR STORY

+ OUR LOCATIONS

DBR provides an alternative to traditional firms by providing better opportunities for our people and as a result, a better experience for our clients. Founded in 1972, DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc. has evolved into the premier MEP engineering firm in Texas, providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services, as well as building commissioning, integrated technology, and security system consulting. DBR’s steady growth has been fueled by loyal clients who appreciate our willingness to listen, openminded approach to problem-solving, and relentless commitment to service. Now, more than 48 years later, DBR has a team of over 150 professionals in six cities across the State of Texas. While our history guides our growth, our talented team of consultants are focused on the future. We are helping to create healthy and comfortable environments that will stand the test of time.

MEP ENGINEERING

BUILDING COMMISSIONING

INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

SUSTAINABILITY


+ COMMUNITY DBR designs high-performing facilities that help our clients provide an outstanding product to both guests and the community. DBR helps to build vibrant communities that embody the spirit and image of their citizens. From the neighborhood library, to local museums and cultural spaces; public buildings help communities tell a story. We are dedicated to elevating the human experience through an integrated design process, actively shaping and enriching the societies we live in, improving awareness, and inspiring a purpose to serve.

DBR designs environments that balance functionality with enduring beauty. Through close collaboration with the client, our engineering teams utilize time-tested tools and methodologies to create an efficient and functional building. Whether remodeling an existing space or planning and creating a brand new facility, we strive for design excellence through innovative, value-driven design solutions and environmental stewardship.

+ PROJECT TYPES

+ COMMUNITY-FOCUSED

RELIGIOUS/WORSHIP

LIBRARIES

MUSEUMS

COMMUNITY CENTERS

• Understand the unique mission/vision of each client • Experience working with diverse groups and tight facility budgets • Derive inspiration from connections to community • Understand the unique community needs and project impact • A comprehensive multidisciplinary expertise guides our perspective • An integrated approach to problem-solving • Utilize a collaborative design process to create client-centered solutions • Work with key stakeholders to create a consensus • Empathize with end-users and building owners

PARKS

THEATERS

Brian Uhlrich, PE, LEED AP, CxA Partner buhlrich@dbrinc.com 210.546.0200

Will Meister, PE Partner wmeister@dbrinc.com 713.914.0888


Will Smith Zoo School | San Antonio, Texas | Lake/Flato Architects | LEED Platinum


THIS AIN’T OUR FIRST RODEO, Y’ALL. Community projects are a class of engineering design all their own, and they offer challenges that we love to take on. Please take a look at our partial experience listing:

PROJECT

LOCATION

ARCHITECT

SIZE

Boys & Girls Club – Fort Bend County

Houston, Texas

Kirksey Architecture

16,500

Child Advocates of Fort Bend

Rosenberg, Texas

Gensler

18,100

City of Orange – Riverfront Park

Orange, Texas

Studio Red Architects

2,000

Clear Creek Community Church – New Campus Phase I

Friendswood, Texas

Visioneering Studios

36,000

Epiphany of The Lord Catholic Church – New Education Bldg.

Katy, Texas

Merriman Holt Powell Architects

48,000

First Presbyterian Church – New Building and Renovation

Houston, Texas

Gensler

45,000

First United Methodist Church

Conroe, Texas

Lancaster & Associates

77,000

Haven for Hope – Transformational Center

San Antonio, Texas

Overland Partners, Inc.

60,000

Healy-Murphy Center

San Antonio, Texas

LPA Design Studios

50,000

Island Church Galveston

Galveston, Texas

David Watson, Architect & Associates

56,000

Live Oak Friends

Houston, Texas

Leslie Elkins Architecture

13,148

New FMB/ADMIN Complex

Houston, Texas

SMB Group, LLC

30,000

Oblate Seminarian Residences

San Antonio, Texas

Seventh Generation Design, Inc.

17,825

Palm Valley Church – Youth Facility

Mission, Texas

Palm Valley Church

36,000

Pearland Shadow Creek Library

Pearland, Texas

PGAL

39,000

Salvation Army

Houston, Texas

Studio Red Architects

30,000

San Antonio Museum of Art – Gloria Galt River Landing

San Antonio, Texas

Overland Partners, Inc.

6,000

San Marcos Community Church

San Marcos, Texas

Haddon + Cowan Architects

20,000

Seventh Church Christ Scientists

Houston, Texas

Val Glitsch Architects

12,000

St. Ann Catholic Church – New Classroom Building

La Vernia, Texas

Abell + Crozier + Davis Architects

11,200

St. Stephens Baptist Church – Austin

Austin, Texas

Clark Richardson Architects

10,000

St. Theresa Catholic Church – New Building & Renovations

Houston, Texas

Merriman Holt Powell Architects

35,000

Sugar Land Plaza & Urban Park – Phase I

Sugar Land, Texas

Clark Condon Associates, Inc.

3.5 acres

The Crossing Church

The Woodlands, Texas

Luna Middleman Architects

43,000

The Woodlands United Methodist Church

The Woodlands, Texas

Lancaster & Associates

140,000

YMCA – Duncan Pavilion

Houston, Texas

Joiner Architects

8,602


HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON PGAL

DBR worked with PGAL on the design for the new and improved Holocaust Museum Houston, Lester & Sue Smith Campus, which has officially experienced its grand reopening following the $34 million expansion to the original building in the Museum District. The threestory building clocks in at 57,000 sf of exhibition galleries, classrooms, a cafĂŠ, and an indoor theater. Following the ambitious expansion to the building, the Holocaust Museum Houston now ranks as the fourth largest Holocaust museum in the nation.

MUSEUM

53,000 SF

HOUSTON, TEXAS


Christ the King Presbyterian Church | Houston, Texas | Merriman Holt Powell Architects


STAR OF HOPE CORNERSTONE CAMPUS KIRKSEY ARCHITECTURE

COMMUNITY CENTER

After nearly five years of development, the new Star of Hope campus opened its doors and heart to the Houston community in 2018. Supporting homeless men, women, and their children, the Cornerstone Community provides a range of intensive program offerings that provide stability and personal development.

190,000 SF

DBR was thrilled to have worked alongside Star of Hope and Kirksey Architecture in support of homelessness needs in Houston. Comprised of nine buildings, the 48-acre campus combines low-income housing, a multipurpose campus community center, a 300-seat chapel, a family counseling center, a collection and retail center, and the House of Hope.

HOUSTON, TEXAS


+ RIGHT SIZED SOLUTIONS Whether the project is a new construction or the renovation of an existing facility, our professionals have the experience necessary to design and engineer the right systems for your next project.

HOPE OUTDOOR GALLERY

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

AZTEC THEATER

MEDINA COMMUNITY LIBRARY MEETING HALL

SCHERTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY

NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Chioco Design | Austin, Texas

Overland Partners | San Antonio, Texas

Muñoz and Company | Schertz, Texas

Gensler | Houston, Texas

Lake/Flato Architects | San Antonio, Texas

Visioneering Studios | Spring, Texas


Patrick Heath Public Library | Boerne, Texas | LPA Design Studios


SEA STAR BASE GALVESTON RESOURCE PLANNING ARCHITECTS

DBR worked with Resource Planning Architects to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for this new five-story, 57,000 sf base in Galveston, Texas. DBR completed two phases; the marina site multipurpose pavilion, and the dormitory with meeting areas and a kitchen on the fifth level. This facility serves as a meeting space for the Boy Scouts of America and the Sea Scout Academy program, which focuses on nautical education and aquatic activities. The space includes a pool, foot paths, gardens, and a 50-slip marina. This project achieved LEED Platinum certification in 2018.

COMMUNITY CENTER

57,000 SF

GALVESTON, TEXAS


MISSOURI CITY LIBRARY MERRIMAN HOLT POWELL ARCHITECTS

DBR worked with Merriman Holt Powell Architects on the renovation of Missouri City Library, located in Fort Bend County, next to the Missouri City Civic Center and City Hall. A three-story, 11,009 sf addition was included to provide more space for community meeting rooms, study rooms, a puppet theater, and a computer lab for technology classes and general public use. The library also includes a special-event space on the top floor for public use and library events. With a new total of 29,467 sf, the Missouri City Branch Library is now the fifth largest library in the Fort Bend County library system, which includes 11 libraries and management of the Fort Bend County Law Library.

LIBRARY

29,467 SF

MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS


Houston Zoo Elephant Barn | Houston, Texas | House + Partners Architecture & Planning


Sylvan Beach Pavilion | La Porte, Texas | Kirksey Architecture | Photos by Patrick Feller


MEMORIAL CHURCH OF CHRIST MERRIMAN HOLT POWELL ARCHITECTS

DBR worked with Merriman Holt Powell Architects on the 37,170 sf addition of Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, Texas. The new section provides a fellowship gathering space, a chapel, and classrooms for both children and adults. The light-filled 300-seat chapel overlooks the oak-lined lawn along Echo Lane. The fellowship gathering space serves as a hub with a narthex connecting the front of the campus to the main parking lot. The children’s bible study rooms and indoor play area are bright and modern. The adult classrooms are flexible, warm, and are fully integrated with the latest technology. DBR also designed a new electrical service and chiller plant for the entire campus.

RELIGIOUS/WORSHIP

37,170 SF

HOUSTON, TEXAS


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